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Statement on mass shooting – Uvalde, Texas

The General Secretary of the World Methodist Council called on Methodists to join prayers with thecommunity of Uvalde, Texas. He expressed his deepest condolences with the bereaved families andthose injured in the shooting rampage at Robb Elementary School. According to the Washington Post more than 311,00 students experienced gun violence at school sincethe 1999 massacre at Columbine High School. The shooting on Tuesday comes only 10 days after 10 people were
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Council of Bishops Statement on the Shooting at Tops Friendly Supermarket in Buffalo, New York

The Council of Bishops of the African Methodist Episcopal Church stands in solidarity with the families of the Buffalo 10 and the grieving community as we raise your lament and demand justice. We are outraged. We are grieved. As we move out of Easter, into the Ascension, and onward to Pentecost, we will not continue to be snuffed out in silence. Things must change. Once more, the Black community in the
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Statement on COVID-19 crisis in the DPRK

On behalf of the World Methodist Council I wholeheartedly endorse the WCC acting general secretaryRev. Prof. Dr. Ioan Sauca’s Statement on COVID-19 crisis in the DPRK. The WMC endorses the WCC’s call for urgent humanitarian response by the internationalcommunity commensurate with the gravity of the crisis; in particular, newly developedantivirals, such as Paxlovid, must be provided as a matter of urgency, as well as diagnostics,ventilators, personal protective equipment, vaccines and other
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World Methodist Council Statement on Floods in South Africa

The World Methodist Council expresses its sincere condolences to the families of floodvictims in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa. As mop-up operations continue after aweek of heavy rainfall and flooding, the death toll reached 433. Scores of people are stillmissing and thousands displaced. Bishop Ivan Abrahams, the General Secretary, is deeply saddened by the loss of lifeand devastation and expressed prayers for a speedy recovery for those injured. He concurred withclimate scientists
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